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Zechariah 2

God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it.

Zechariah 2:1 I Lyft vp myne eyes agayne and loked: and beholde a man, with a measure lyne in his hande. Zechariah 2:2 Then saide I: whyther goest thou? And he said vnto me: To measure Hierusalem, that I may see how long and how broade it is. Zechariah 2:3 And behold, the angel that talked with me, went his way foorth: Then went there out another angel to meete him, Zechariah 2:4 And saide vnto him, Runne, speake to this young man, and say: Hierusalem shalbe inhabited without any wall for the very multitude of people and cattaile that shalbe therein. Zechariah 2:5 For I my selfe, saith the Lorde, wyl be vnto her a wall of fire rounde about, & wyl be the glory in the middest of her.

The redemption of Zion.

Zechariah 2:6 O get you foorth, O flee from the land of the north, saith the Lorde: for I haue scattred you into the foure windes of the heauen, saith the Lorde. Zechariah 2:7 Saue thy selfe O Sion, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon: Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the Lorde of hoastes, After this glory hath he sent me out to the heathen which spoyled you: for who so toucheth you, shal touche the apple of his owne eye. Zechariah 2:9 Beholde, I wyll lyft vp myne hande ouer them, so that they shall be spoyled of those which afore serued them: and ye shall knowe that the Lorde of hoastes hath sent me.

The promise of God's presence.

Zechariah 2:10 Be glad and reioyce O daughter Sion: for lo, I am come to dwell in the middest of thee, saith the Lorde. Zechariah 2:11 At the same time there shal many heathen cleaue to the lord, & shalbe my people: Thus wyll I dwell in the middest of thee, and thou shalt knowe that the lorde of hoastes hath sent me vnto thee. Zechariah 2:12 The Lorde shall haue Iuda in possession for his part in the holy lande, and shall choose Hierusalem yet againe. Zechariah 2:13 Let all fleshe be still before the Lorde: for he is raysed vp out of his holy place.

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